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Rocky Road Fudge

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This loaded rocky road fudge is a holiday tradition in our family. Simple to make and rich and decadent to enjoy.
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Table of Contents
  1. ROCKY ROAD FUDGE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS ROCKY ROAD FUDGE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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This loaded rocky road fudge is a family favorite that’s straight from my grandma’s recipe box. It features creamy, smooth chocolate that’s packed with salty peanuts and sweet marshmallows.

If you’re looking for other fudge recipes, make sure you check out our Reese’s peanut butter fudge and peanut butter fudge.

ROCKY ROAD FUDGE INGREDIENTS

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You’ll need:

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

NUTS: Use almonds, walnuts, or pecans instead of peanuts in your homemade fudge.

CHOCOLATE: Make this marshmallow fudge with dark chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate chips.

PEANUTS: You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. If you use unsalted, add a small pinch of salt to your mixture.

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Add white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or butterscotch chips either in place of or as part of the 3 cups of chocolate chips in this recipe.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS ROCKY ROAD FUDGE RECIPE

STEP ONE: In a medium saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Over medium heat, melt the chocolate chip mixture stirring constantly until the chips are melted.

STEP TWO: Remove melted chocolate from heat and stir in the peanuts and vanilla.

PRO TIP:

You can skip the stovetop and make this in a large, microwave-safe bowl as well if you’d like.

STEP THREE: Place the mini marshmallows in a large bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and mix well.

PRO TIP:

If you don’t want some of the marshmallows to melt, then wait just a few minutes to let the chocolate cool before pouring it over the marshmallows.

STEP FOUR: Line a 9×13 dish with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Spread your fudge mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top of the fudge with additional peanuts and marshmallows.

PRO TIP:

You could use an 8×8 square baking pan as well for thicker fudge.

STEP FIVE: Cover pan with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to chill until firm, 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

HOW TO SERVE

Whip up this easy rocky road fudge recipe and put it in a festive tin or a food-safe box tied with a pretty ribbon — this fudge is perfect for gifting to friends and family during the holiday season (Our mint chocolate fudge is also a great gift.)

STORAGE

COUNTERTOP: Keep your creamy chocolate fudge in an airtight container and store it for up to a week at room temperature. Layer wax paper in between squares of fudge to keep them from sticking to each other.

FRIDGE: Keep it in an airtight container for up to three weeks in the fridge.

FREEZER: Slice your batch of fudge into squares and freeze for up to one month in a freezer-safe container.

This rich chocolate fudge is made with simple ingredients. It makes the perfect holiday treats or a simple treat for snacking whenever you have a chocolate craving.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this fudge?

This easy recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to one month.

How do I slice chilled fudge easily?

To easily slice the fudge, dip a large sharp flat knife in boiling water, dry it completely, and cut one long slice (the heat will help the blade to glide through).

Can I store this fudge at room temperature?

This simple recipe can be stored at either room temperature or in the fridge.

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Rocky Road Fudge

5 from 2 votes
This loaded rocky road fudge is a holiday tradition in our family. Simple to make and rich and decadent to enjoy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows plus a few extra for the top
  • 1 cup salted peanuts plus a few extra for the top

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9×13 dish with foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium saucepan combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Over medium heat melt the chip mixture stirring constantly until the chips are melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts and vanilla.
  • Place the marshmallows in a large bowl.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and mix well. If you don’t want some of the marshmallows to melt and swirl then wait just a few minutes to let the chocolate cool before pouring over the marshmallows.
  • Spread into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the top with additional peanuts and marshmallows.
  • Place in refrigerator to chill until firm, 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

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Notes

TIP: You can skip the stovetop and melt the chocolate in a large, microwave-safe bowl as well if you’d like. 
TIP: If you don’t want some of the marshmallows to melt, then wait just a few minutes to let the chocolate cool before pouring it over the marshmallows.
TIP: You could use an 8×8 square baking pan as well for thicker fudge.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg
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